St. Joseph's Hotel Management and Catering Institute at Santibastwad in our Diocese is our recent 'baby', cute and welcoming ! Started initially with the help of the Pillar Fathers as a start-up in Hotel Industry for school drop-outs and less educated youngsters, the Institute is already attracting skillful and talented youth of our Diocese. I am happy to hear that already 6 batches have passed by with the present batch of 47 trainees even exceeding the in-take limit.
For any institution to succeed it is important that it is based on dedicated personnel and diligent leadership. We are fortunate to have a load of talent among our young Priests like Fr. Cyril Fernandes, Fr. Pramod .Kumar, Fr. Maxim D'souza and others staff who have been the backbone of the Institute. We remain ever grateful to the Provincial and other Fathers of the Pillar Congregation for their help in our founding times to help us get through our teething problems. Mr. Tony Menezes deserved a special mention along the other staff of our Institution — Mrs. Sujaya Pawar, Mr. Ankush Ghag & Mr. Francis Godinho who have worked as our family members. God bless you all !